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Rajat Parr Wine Club Candyfloss Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Rose 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A unique and substantial Rosé.

Producer/Winery: Sandhi Vintners; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir Rosé.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Santa Rita Hills; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $21.00 (with a Raj Parr club discount)

Purchased From: Rajat Parr Wine Club; Lompoc, California.

Paired With: Turkey soup and corn bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, salmon color with an orange tint. Stout green apple and a lesser amount of raspberry and sweet potpourri aromas. A tad rustic, dry, TART mouthfeel, light/medium body and a 200-grit texture. Virile raspberry and plum flavors with apple, orange and clove in the background. Lots and lots of crisp mouth watering acidity and a long very tart finish that was filled with dry tastes of raspberry and cherry. OUTSTANDING paired with the turkey soup. We sip a substantial amount of Rosé from Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon during the warm summer months and this Candyfloss Rosé was a very different wine. It doesn’t have the strong Grenache aroma or taste, but instead has characteristics that make it both easy drinking and a wine that (as Lou Kahn use to tell us) “wants to be” paired with food. We called it a unique and substantial Rosé.

Raj Parr in the vineyard
Photo from Rajat Parr Wine Club.

Comments: Learn more about the Rajat Parr Wine Club and their wines.

See also: All our reviews of wines produced by Sandhi Vintners.

Alcohol Content: 11%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.